Wednesday, 21 November 2012

Moon's 'Toons #1

Hello all!  Those of you who know me pre-Annals will probably be familiar with the fact that I like a cartoon or two.  I'd even go so far as to say that once or twice I've had dalliances with a comic.  So I suppose you could say it was only a matter of time, given the space, before one of two of the denizens of TAoOM got the ol' cartoon strip treatment.  Here's the first set.

Cast your mind back to September:




Wednesday, 14 November 2012


With a root of a pine, a bough and a boulder,
Made I this cudgel asleep 'pon my shoulder.
Each hungry dawning I solemnly greet it.
Sacred thing, Weapon'd, so I will not eat it.

Come closer and sniff at the truth on my breath.
Life is a scree of pain, hunger and death.
But no matter how desperate and starving my need,
I must not eat Weapon'd, that is the Creed.

I take to the cliff-side, slavering drool.
The hunger is gnawing and stabbing and cruel.
I'll wallop the wolves 'til they're tatter'd and dead.
I'll sniff out a goat-herd and knock in his head.

My succulent cudgel, it teases and tempts me,
Crooning “No. I am Weapon'd. My status exempts me.”
Then I'm climbing the tor that rears up in the heath,
And I'm breaking the rocks with my great aching teeth.

Life is too long and my belly is cramping.
I'm whining and weeping and raging and stamping.
My belly is cramping and life is too long,
But I will not eat Weapon'd. That would be wrong.

Wednesday, 7 November 2012

Birfdy Boy

Last thursday I celebrated the commencement of my 45th revolution of our star, and I must say I'm feeling a rather chipper 44 :)
It was also when TAoOM received its first fan art, in the form of an Old Moon birthday card...

...shown here with a splendid party hat on, and here sans hat, but no less superb...

Both were from the skilled pencils of this fine young fellow...

...who answers to the name of Benjamin Coleman.
Old Moon finds all this extremely pleasing, and would love to receive more!
(some coloured-in TAoOM finger puppets perhaps?)

A merry Winter to you all x

Sunday, 4 November 2012

The Night Before Samhain: Jackanorified

We've been busy bees here at Old Moon Tower. As a follow-up to our Hallowe'en Special, here's our first venture into animation. As a kid, one of my favourite programmes was Jackanory,
a long-running BBC childrens' television programme that had an actor in an armchair reading a story to me, the avid viewer. I loved it :)
I hope we've captured a little of the magic that entranced me as a child as I sat glued to that wonderful programme, as we here present to you The Night Before Samhain: Jackanorified.
Hope you enjoy it (and if you do, please share it!).
Any comments and feedback will be much appreciated.
Many thanks to Tanya for the movie-making.